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A high ranking government minister with a colourful past is sent on a delicate diplomatic mission to Istanbul. But when his trip ends up in a horrific bar room brawl, social media explodes and the enigmatic darling of a political party becomes Europe's most wanted man overnight. Chased by the authorities, damned by religious leaders, pursued by those looking for vengeance and head-hunted by fanatics, his Odyssey begins. Plunged into the ancient past Odysseus must now contend with all the unworldly beings and unnatural phenomena that stand in his way. The Cyclops, the Sirens, witches, whirlpools and flesh-eating armies must all be overcome in the struggle for survival and the long voyage back to the present day. Back at home, with her husband missing presume dead, his wife Penelope and their young son are besieged by the press, ravenous for the full story.Performers Colin Tierney (Smith/Odysseus), Polly Frame (Anthea/Atheni/Ensemble), Lee Armstrong (Magnus/Ensemble), Simon Dutton (Prime Minister/Tiresias/Cyclops/Ensemble), Roger Evans (McGill/Eurylochus/Ensemble), David Hartley (Kite/Ensemble), Ranjit Krishnamma (Reynolds/Turkish Barkeeper/Ensemble), Chris Reilly (Fenton/Perimedes/Ensemble), Sule Rimi (Soli/Polites/Ensemble), Danusia Samal (Circe/Anticlea/Briseis/Ensemble), Susie Trayling (Penelope/Ensemble).
Author Simon Armitage. Producer English Touring Theatre. Producer Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. Director Nick Bagnall. Design Signe Beckmann. Music James Fortune.
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